Publications on the Foundations of PDEP

PDEP is based on the most current research findings on children’s emotional, social and neurological development. It also draws from major developmental theories, including attachment, constructivist and cognitive developmental theories.  PDEP’s theoretical framework is described in this article:

Durrant, J.E., & Stewart-Tufescu, A. (2017).  What is ‘discipline’ in the age of children’s rights?  International Journal of Children’s Rights, 25, 359-379.

PDEP also is based on a large body of research showing that physical punishment is a risk factor in children’s development.  That research is summarized in this article:

Durrant, J.E., & Ensom, R. (2017). Twenty-five years of physical punishment research: What have we learned?  Journal of the Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 28, 20-24.

Publications on PDEP

Gallitto, E., & Ramano, E. (2024). The Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting Questionnaire: Psychometric characteristics of a revised version. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10826-024-02818-x
Ateah, C.A., Khondkar, L., Milon, F., & Rabbani, R. (2023). Preventing Punitive Violence: Implementing Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting (PDEP) with Marginalized Populations in Bangladesh International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20, 1873. doi: 10.3390/ijerph20031873.
Durrant, J.E., Stewart-Tufescu, A., Ateah, C., Holden, G.W., Ahmed, R., Jones, A., Ly, G., Plateau, D.P., & Mori. I. (2020).   Addressing punitive violence against children in Australia, Japan and the Philippines.  Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 14, e19. doi: 10.1017/prp.2020.12
Durrant, J.E. (2019). Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting. In E.T. Gershoff & S. Lee (Eds.). Effective approaches to reducing physical punishment and teaching disciplinary alternatives. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.  
Durrant, J.E., Plateau, D.P., Ateah, C., Holden, G., Barker, L., Stewart-Tufescu, A., Jones, A., Ly, G., Ahmed, R. (2017).  Parents’ views of the relevance of a violence prevention program in high, medium, and low human development contexts.  International Journal of Behavioral Development, 41, 523-531. 
Durrant, J.E., Plateau, D.P., Ateah, C.A., Stewart-Tufescu, A., Jones, A., Ly, G., Barker, L., Holden, G.W., Kearley, C., McAulay, J, Peters, R.DeV., & Tapanya, S. (2014).  Preventing punitive violence: Preliminary data on the Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting (PDEP) program.  Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 33, 109-125.